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The Somerton Yacht Club was built in 1950. Since that time, the building has had no internal or external upgrades. Club members have raised concerns about the safety of access to the viewing tower. The current access point is located behind the bar with members having to climb a ladder through a square hatch opening.
Council will undertake a feasibility study for the redevelopment of Brighton Civic Centre as a community hub. The aim is to create a place where the community and Council can engage, innovate, collaborate and learn in usable and flexible spaces. As well as optimising the heritage value of the original council building, the concept design will consider best use of the remainder of the site to optimise service delivery.
A budget has been allocated for the creation of new Christmas displays across the main economic precincts of the city to create a cohesive atmosphere and capture the Christmas spirit.
We will install an external public toilet to improve the amenity of the outdoor areas of the Kauri Community and Sports Centre Precinct.
This will be the first phase of a five-year program to update and improve the tired infrastructure of our city’s cemeteries. It will include repairs to unsafe pathways, installation of new benches and bins and the development of landscaping to provide a safe and more pleasant environment for visitors.
We will upgrade the toilet facilities in the kinder gym and childcare building of Holdfast Bay Community Centre to comply with current codes.
We will upgrade the Glenelg Cricket Club change rooms and toilets to be unisex
Building on Council’s renewable energy and solar upgrade projects, staff will investigate and install suitable battery storage at our community centres to reduce the operational costs of these facilities.
There are currently six streets in Glenelg named after Victoria Cross (VC) recipients. This project will further recognise these recipients with an additional street sign on each pole, featuring information about the VC recipient.
Council will commission a sculpture to be installed in Jimmy Melrose Reserve to honour the work of service animals. The sculpture will create a poignant memorial acknowledging the important, selfless and loyal contribution that animals make during conflict. In 2019, Minister Scott Buchholz announced in Federal Parliament that 24 February will be the national day to officially recognise the role of war animals.
Our coast is home to some of Australia’s most popular and iconic beaches which are threatened by sea-level rise within the next 50 years. Coastal adaptation planning is a long, complex process that needs to be started immediately to mitigate the risks and impacts. This scoping study is the first step. It will identify stakeholders, gather historical data and develop an engagement strategy to enable Council to understand the associated needs, risks, vulnerabilities and adaptation options. This project is subject to grant funding from the Coast Protection Board.
2,500 residents will participate in an opt-out pilot project to change bin collection frequencies to weekly for food and green organics, and fortnightly for general waste. Recycling collections will remain unchanged, however, a range of flexible options will enable larger households and those using nappies to participate in the trial. Similar trials have been shown to increase the amount of organic waste diverted away from landfill, helping councils save money on waste management fees, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support job growth in the circular economy. The project is subject to successful grant funding from Green Industries SA
Sand groynes have been progressively installed along the coast to reduce the movement and loss of sand from our beaches. Six sand groynes have been installed to date. An additional two sand groynes are proposed in the segment between Brighton Jetty and Minda. A final third groyne is proposed for a future financial year.
In 2014, the City of Holdfast Bay partnered with the City of Marion to develop a stormwater management plan. The plan identified high-risk flooding areas together with strategies to improve water quality and reduce runoff to the marine environment. In 2020–21, Council will investigate, design and build infrastructure identified as high priority to reduce major property flooding and minor nuisance flooding, thereby reducing risk to the community.
Identified as a high priority in our draft environmental strategy, significant civil and environmental works will be implemented at all three of the city’s gullies. At Pine Gully, non-native trees will be removed, followed by significant stormwater erosion prevention works. Slope stabilisation, weeding and planting will take place in Barton Gully. At Gilbertson Gully, Council will upgrade footpaths, undertake creek erosion prevention works, and conduct weeding and planting.
In line with the recommendations from recent audits of lighting, water usage, cooling systems, water storage and building management at council facilities, Council will implement upgrades to reduce energy consumption and energy costs and help us meet our climate and sustainability targets.
Council will identify and implement renewable energy upgrades including solar, wind generation and battery storage at various sites to reduce energy consumption and costs.
This project will improve the beach access ramp entry, including improved signage and two new pedestrian access points adjacent to the ramp to improve safety for beach users and pedestrians where the Coast Park trail crosses the beach access ramp at Seacliff.
Signposts incorporating interchangeable signage will be installed alongside beach entrances between Glenelg and Brighton to showcase the many events in the City of Holdfast Bay.
Discovery Centre displays, including the Mawson display, will be upgraded.
Installing banners at the eastern end and replacing banners at the western end of the mainstreet to create a cohesive and contemporary look for Jetty Road Glenelg.
As a key, income-generating council business, the Brighton Caravan Park helps to alleviate the rate burden on residents and private businesses. However, its infrastructure is rapidly aging, compromising the future commercial success of the park. Subject to business case, Council will replace timeworn facilities with new sites, cabins and administration buildings. This will create stronger visitor appeal, grow the commercial revenue of the caravan park and enhance the city’s tourism activities.
To continue to provide contemporary and quality services to the users of the Kauri Community and Sports Centre, we will install a wireless internet network
for the precinct and building. This will expand the range of activities and programs that can be offered to the community. WiFi will also allow us to explore opportunities for smart technology throughout the complex using the building management system (BMS)
Improved landscaping at Dover Square Reserve will facilitate shared use for dog owners, playground and park users. Additional fencing and other infrastructure will be incorporated to ensure users feel safe and have access to shade, water, facilities, seating and lawn.
The Kingston Park kiosk is used by residents, caravan park customers and coastal pathway users. Proposed over two financial years, and subject to a business case, the proposed project includes the design and construction of a new kiosk at Kingston Park near the Brighton Caravan Park to replace the existing kiosk which is past its end of life. The design of the new facility will be sensitive to its location and the construction materials will be suitable for coastal locations.
The City of Holdfast Bay has over 300 km of footpaths and over 3,000 kerb ramps. Of these over 1,600 are non-compliant and difficult to negotiate for vulnerable road users. Improvements include relocation, alteration of the slope and tactile indicators to help sight-impaired users. This four-year program is an important part of our disability action inclusion plan. Works will be prioritised according to risk, the number of vulnerable users, location and extent of works required.
This three-year program will replace outdated and dilapidated beach access signage. The replacement signs contain current and relevant information for each location and are constructed to be suitable for coastal applications
A pedestrian refuge will be installed and lighting will be upgraded to improve pedestrian safety for school children and oval users when crossing Rugless Terrace, Glenelg East.
The Seacliff public toilets are located on the Esplanade at Seacliff serving users of both the beach and the coastal pathway. Having reached the end of their useful life, they will be replaced with a new facility including toilets, change rooms, additional external showers and a parenting space. This new facility will address a range of current compliance issues.
In response to the changing expectations of residents and businesses, Council is looking to facilitate online bookings for events, venues and services such as home maintenance. This project will scope and develop requirements for a whole of organisation solution (or range of solutions).
Audio facilities in the Kingston meeting room at the civic centre will be upgraded so that meeting participants can be heard clearly by all attendees (particularly during assessment panel meetings).
The continued digital transformation of the business includes stage two of the customer request management project, stage two of the information and content management project, and key infrastructure changes to support the transformation.